Have you ever spoken about your history in training, supervision, professional settings, and/or ‘gone public’ with it on social media, press, academic journals etc.?

My name is Valerie Ballarotti, I am an IACP and BACP Accredited therapist and I am researching therapists' 'survivor identity disclosure', as part of an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London (UEL).

I would like to learn more about your experience of 'coming out’ as survivor therapist and get your views on how the counselling and psychotherapy professions may better understand, integrate and value the dual identity of therapists who are also survivors of child abuse.

If you are interested in participating in this qualitative research, or would just like to know more about it, I look forward to hearing from you. You can email me at info@creacounselling.ie or u1051262@uel.ac.uk

Thank you